A 'Greek' diamond bandeau, by Boucheron,
Lot 43
A 'Greek' diamond bandeau, by Boucheron,
Sold for £28,800 (US$ 48,407) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A 'Greek' diamond bandeau, by Boucheron, circa 1910
The slightly tapering openwork band of floral and foliate motifs, set throughout with old brilliant, single and rose-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 14.00 carats total, signed Boucheron Paris, interior circumference 51.0cm., Boucheron case


  • Cf: Exhibition catalogue, Tiara, Dignity and Beauty, The Story of the Tiara, text by Scarisbrick, Diana, Japan, 2007, plate 89, for a similar bandeau by Boucheron, dated 1911. This example, a double bandeau, was designed to be worn either low on the brow or at the back of the head and could be converted to a shoulder ornament. The term 'Greek', refers to the way in which women in ancient Greece secured their hairstyles with narrow bands. The delicate floral and foliate design is very much in keeping with jewels of the belle époque.